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Located atop the massive elephant known as Zunisha lies the country of Zou. An ancient place, it can never be found in the same place twice, as Zunisha was sentenced to wander the sea endlessly, surrounded by the mists. Inhabiting this country is the mink tribe, half animal, half human creatures, fierce fighters of any age.
 

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Ruler of the Day
Inuarashi
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Level 80
80 x 5 = 400
Strength: 68+32+5=81
Speed: 68+32+5=105
105x2=210
-Reaction: 105
-Movement: 105
Vitality: 92+8+5
105x2=210
-Durability: 105
-Stamina: 105
Haki: 72
72x2= 144
-Armament Haki: 81
-Observation Haki: 63
Martial Arts: 100
100x2=200
-Swordsmanship: 100
-Electro: 100

Musketeers
Sicilian, Concelot and Giovanni
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Level 65
65 x 5 = 325
Strength: 52+24+5=81
Speed: 52+24+5=81
81x2=162
-Reaction:81
-Movement:81
Vitality:75+6 = 81
81x2=162
-Durability: 81
-Stamina: 81
Haki: 55
55x2=110
-Armament Haki: 61
-Observation Haki 49
Martial Arts: 91
91x2=182
-Swordmanship: 82
-Electro: 100


Wanda
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Level 60
60 x 5 = 300
Strength: 52+24+5=80
Speed: 52+24+5=61
61x2=122
-Reaction:61
-Movement:61
Vitality:70+6+5=81
81x2=162
-Durability:81
-Stamina:81
Haki: 45
45x2=90
-Armament Haki:61
-Observation Haki: 29
Martial Arts: 81
81x2=162
-Swordmanship: 62
-Electro: 100


Carrot
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Level 60
60 x 5 = 300
Strength: 52+24+5=80
Speed: 52+24+5=61
61x2=122
-Reaction:61
-Movement:61
Vitality:70+6+5=81
81x2=162
-Durability:81
-Stamina:81
Haki: 45
45x2=90
-Armament Haki:61
-Observation Haki: 29
Martial Arts: 81
81x2=162
-Rabbit Claws: 62
-Electro: 100

Mink Musketeers(50)
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Level 25
25 x 5 = 125
Strength: 33+8=41
Speed: 33+8=41
41x2=82
-Reaction:41
-Movement:41
Vitality: 29+2=31
31x2=62
-Durability:31
-Stamina:31
Martial Arts: 30
30x2=60
-Electro: 60


Ruler of the Night
Nekomamushi
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80 x 5 = 400
Strength: 68+32+5=81
Speed: 68+32+5=105
105x2=210
-Reaction: 105
-Movement: 105
Vitality: 92+8+5
105x2=210
-Durability: 105
-Stamina: 105
Haki: 72
72x2= 144
-Armament Haki: 81
-Observation Haki: 63
Martial Arts: 100
100x2=200
-Spearwielding: 100
-Electro: 100


Guardians
Pedro
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65 x 5 = 325
Strength: 52+24+5=81
Speed: 52+24+5=81
81x2=162
-Reaction:81
-Movement:81
Vitality:75+6 = 81
81x2=162
-Durability: 81
-Stamina: 81
Haki: 55
55x2=110
-Armament Haki: 61
-Observation Haki 49
Martial Arts: 91
91x2=182
-Swordmanship: 82
-Electro: 100

Blackback
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65 x 5 = 325
Strength: 52+24+5=81
Speed: 52+24+5=81
81x2=162
-Reaction:81
-Movement:81
Vitality:75+6 = 81
81x2=162
-Durability: 81
-Stamina: 81
Haki: 55
55x2=110
-Armament Haki: 81
-Observation Haki 29
Martial Arts: 91
91x2=182
-Brawling: 82
-Electro: 100

Roddy
roddy.png
65 x 5 = 325
Strength: 52+24+5=81
Speed: 52+24+5=81
81x2=162
-Reaction:81
-Movement:81
Vitality:75+6 = 81
81x2=162
-Durability: 81
-Stamina: 81
Haki: 55
55x2=110
-Armament Haki: 81
-Observation Haki 29
Martial Arts: 91
91x2=182
-Brawling: 82
-Electro: 100

Keith
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Level 60
60 x 5 = 300
Strength: 52+24+5=80
Speed: 52+24+5=61
61x2=122
-Reaction:61
-Movement:61
Vitality:70+6+5=81
81x2=162
-Durability:81
-Stamina:81
Haki: 45
45x2=90
-Armament Haki:61
-Observation Haki: 29
Martial Arts: 81
81x2=162
-Brawling: 62
-Electro: 100

Milky
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Level 60
60 x 5 = 300
Strength: 52+24+5=80
Speed: 52+24+5=61
61x2=122
-Reaction:61
-Movement:61
Vitality:70+6+5=81
81x2=162
-Durability:81
-Stamina:81
Haki: 45
45x2=90
-Armament Haki:61
-Observation Haki: 29
Martial Arts: 81
81x2=162
-Brawling: 62
-Electro: 100

Monjii
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Level 60
60 x 5 = 300
Strength: 52+24+5=80
Speed: 52+24+5=61
61x2=122
-Reaction:61
-Movement:61
Vitality:70+6+5=81
81x2=162
-Durability:81
-Stamina:81
Haki: 45
45x2=90
-Armament Haki:61
-Observation Haki: 29
Martial Arts: 81
81x2=162
-Brawling: 62
-Electro: 100


Mink Guardians(50)
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Level 25
25 x 5 = 125
Strength: 33+8=41
Speed: 33+8=41
41x2=82
-Reaction:41
-Movement:41
Vitality: 29+2=31
31x2=62
-Durability:31
-Stamina:31
Martial Arts: 30
30x2=60
-Electro: 60

Bee(30)
Level 5
5x2=10
Strength: 3
Speed: 5
5x2=10
-Reaction: 4
-Movement: 6
Vitality: 2
2x2=4
-Durability: 4
-Stamina: 4
Can only be fodder

Ant(30)
Level 5
5x2=10
Strength: 6
Speed: 1
1x2=2
-Reaction: 1
-Movement: 1
Vitality: 3
3x2=6
-Durability: 3
-Stamina: 3
Can only be fodder

Beetle(30)
Level 5
5x2=10
Strength: 2
Speed: 2
2x2=4
-Reaction: 2
-Movement: 2
Vitality: 6
6x2=12
-Durability: 8
-Stamina: 4
Can only be fodder
 
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Zou Defense #1 @Ichimonji

It was as nice a day as any in the Mokomo Dukedom. The sun shone from high up above, bathing the city and jungle in sunlight, reflecting off of the wet foliage that bathed in ocean water about half an hour ago. Zunisha's Eruption Rain brought refreshment and food, and many of the minks were currently out checking traps or returning from fishing in the salty streams. The clouds that hung around the small country were thinner than usual, and while some may see it as a blessing, it worried Inuarashi. The dog mink sat in his usual resting spot, on the terrace in the center building of the Dukedom, as was his right as a duke. From his vantage he could keep an eye on what happened below and in the distance.

It wasn't just the clouds that worried him. He had had a bad feeling all day, as if something was coming terrible was about to happen. Yet it was only that, a feeling. He couldn't act upon something as silly as that. What would he even do? His thoughts were disturbed as someone landed on the ledge of his balcony, light as a feather, no sound as she touched down. A sweet smile spread across her mouth as her eyes met Inuarashi's
Look what I caught! Carrot proclaimed cheerily, heaving with her entire body, slamming a fish almost as big as herself down on the wooden table in front of the duke. It sent several things that had stood in its place flying, and spraying the duke with a salty mist. The other mink didn't seem to notice, swelling with pride. Inuarashi couldn't help but smile back, then looking down on the fish. This is a great catch little one. Have you become a carnivore, Carrot? Or is it a gift for me?

No, silly!
She giggled. I'm gonna trade it for carrots in the kitchen! I bet I'll get at least ten for this fish, maybe even fifteen! She jumped down, grabbing a hold of the tail of the fish and pulling it off the table and over her shoulder again. Swaying with the weight for a second, she steadied herself, then looked straight into the duke's face, dropping her smile momentarily. Is there something wrong?

Surprisingly perceptive as always, that little girl. The duke smiled, hoping his eyes wouldn't betray him. No, I was just lost in thought. It was nothing really. It wasn't a lie. He really had no idea why he was feeling like this. And he couldn't put something like this on the young girl anyway, She would probably overreact. She seemed to accept the explanation, or lack thereof. Carrots were more important at the moment. Her smile returned as she rushed inside, taking the short cut down to the kitchen. Once she had left the duke sighed, whether in worry or relief he wasn't sure. Both perhaps.

Not long after did Giovanni enter, announcing his presence by knocking on the outer door. He came with the reports. An average catch today, nothing out of the ordinary. The zebra mink was short on words as usual, bowing his respect to the duke as he prepared to leave after his report. He was half way to the door when Inuarashi decided.
Giovanni. The musketeer spun on his feet, turning to face the duke, who beckoned him closer with a wave of his hand. I need you and the other two to keep an eye on the outer perimeter for the rest of the day. I have... I sense something. Could be nothing, so I don't want you to tell anyone else, it will only cause unneeded grief and worry among the others. You know what to do if anything happens. Giovanni nodded, bowing before the duke before exiting as he had before.

The duke remained on his balcony for the remainder of the day, even as the sun fell low. It was then that Shishilian arrived, landing in the same spot that Carrot had. However where the rabbit mink had been graceful and qiuet, the lion mink could be heard long before he landed, somersaulting off a nearby ledge, landing with grandeur and chest puffed.
All remains quiet, sire, nothing to report out of the ordinary! The duke nodded, thinking for a moment, looking as the sun started to fade below the horizon. He still blamed his old friend for the failures that had led to the death of their mastery, but he knew when to put aside his differences. Besides, tonight the moon would shine down upon them with its full glory. He turned back to the other mink. I need you to give him a message.

Elsewhere in the dukedom another great beast stirred. A disgruntled groan announced that Duke Nekomamushi had awoken. He sat up, looking around, the hairs on his neck standing up fully. Somethin's wrong. He growled.

I hope you dont mind, i figured since they're half animals they'd have stronger senses and would know that something was wrong
 
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Zou Invasion Arc - #1
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At Sea
The once tranquil sea shook in place, as if it was trembling. Parting the waters was an ominous seemingly lifeless ship, sailing amisdt the cold fog that hung to life around the vessel. Sails torn, decaying wood, Creaking mast, cannons rusted, and a giant Scythe in the bow called home to The Styx. An symbol of terror emblazoned on the crow’s nest; La Spada Pirates. Cold, calculating, and decisive, the Styx sailed on. The air surrounding the bridge would cool, whether brought from the Underworld or the seas' reaction to its future, one could not say.

The challenge of the old Generation at Wano. First came the biggest jailbreak of Impel Down. Then the death of Shichubukai Moria. Lastly, Shichibukai Boa Hancock was forced to join in secret. All means to an end. Means to eliminate the Yonko Big Mom. To that end, the Spada Pirates sailed towards Whole Cake Island. With nothing but a hunch, the Grim sailed the New World. Before they reached their general destination, fate stood in the way.

Through the mist that hung around the waters, a figure appeared, imposing and stalwart.

[Charon] "W-W-W-W-what is that?! This was not on the path to Whole Cake Island!"

The deck was now filled with creatures of the night, all peering out into the distance, to the being that moved slowly through the distance. In the bow of the ship, a single figure stood stoically. Black short fur covered Egyptian attire and a regal headrest. The figure's earrings rung as the wind forced them to click against each other. A Mink who had no memory of his past, of his homeland. Yet, today, he was drawn to the bow, a feeling that he could not shake. A feeling of familiarity he had not felt since he was last amidst the graveyard he once called home. Enter Anubis "The Jackal".

The infamous Flagship of the Spada Pirates, the Styx, slowly approached the humongous elephant. From behind Anubis, through the silence of the shocked crew members, came the echoing of footsteps. With it, the air are colder, dammed. A thick voice rolled off rotting tongues, with an accent and sarcasm.

[La Spada] "Kuhahahahaha... For yah to show intrigue, man dear. How delicious! Tell mah’, what do you see?"
[Anubis] "Shadows of old. The elephant... it calls me."

The Mink looked up. Something within him fractured. The Undertaker had been searching for purpose, and now, it was the first time his body was drawn to one. Coming up behind him, the figure with the accent maliciously smelled his neck. The light showed the figure. Pearly white skeleton traced the voluptuous frame and shaved skeletal horns. Chunks of face are the only flesh that remains, ever rotting, slowly eaten by a small leech. With terrible pearly yellow slit eyes, and red luscious lips, only a deep scar over her face horizontally showed the past life. The left arm is replaced by Aegis’ Hook and a boney demon tail trails behind. Over her body is a black cloak, hiding the mafia-style attire, hiding the madness within.

Enter the Grim. Enter La Spada.

[La Spada] "Make port next to tha' elephant. I smell Death."



Isis "La Spada"
Name: Isis “La Spada”
Race: Lunarian/Human
Age: Unknown
Height: 10 feet (admiral)
Weight: 50lbs (skeletal)

Position: Captain
Occupation: Musician
Devil Fuit: Yomi Yomi no Mi
Laughing Style: Kuhahahahaha
Bounty: 2,005,125,000
Biography: Link

Story: A legendary pirate of old, La Spada took the sea by storm of hate decades ago, until the child of Yonko Warsong saw her demise. Her sisters, two, were doomed with her. A soul not to be forgotten, filled with enough hate to spit on Hades himself, La Spada resurrected as a demon. The Empress now sails the sea with a single purpose: resurrect her sisters and unleash the realm of the Underworld to the seas. To have the world in ruin, a soul blackened beyond repair.[

STATISTICS
98 x 5 = 490
Race, MA, DF, Mind, Item

Strength: 120 [(64 +36) +20]
Agility: 118 (80 +18 +15 +5)

Movement: 120
Reaction: 120 (116 + 5)
Vitality: 101 x2 (55 +36 +10)
Durability: 101
Stamina: 101
Yomi Yomi no Mi: 120 [(82 +18) +20]
Haki: 100 x2

Armaments: 120 (100 +20)
Awareness: 100​
King Disposition: 100​
Martial Arts: 57 x2
Fiero: 14​
Fencing Style: 100
Mind: 41 x2 (52 -9)
Musicianship: 82
Perks:
Yomi Perk: Bones are hardened with one’s soul, granting a +1 durability bracket once every two (2) turns.
Awareness Perk: La Spada can mask her “presence” from awareness users at will.
Professions:
Devil Fruitology: *****​
Historian: ****​


Nemesis "The Leech"
Name: Nemesis "The Leech"
Race: Sentient Beast
Age: 11
Height: 3 feet
Weight: 5 pounds

Plague: Leeches
Position: Pet of the Flagship
Occupation: Doctor
Devil Fruit: Doku Doku no Mi
Laughing Style: Shishishishishi

Story: The leech of darkness. Born from the bloodiest civil war, this leech grew for a taste of chaos. It travelled the world drinking people, leeching off the evil in them, leaving them lifeless. Dubbed “Nemesis” for its effect of downfall of wherever he was released. Nemesis found himself imprisoned in Impel Down to drain Level 6 prisoners, the most evil of all. Yet, his thirst was not satiated until he leeched off La Spada, there to release the prisoners of Level 6. Nemesis was released among the prison break, latching to The Grim.

Nemesis became satiated by La Spada’s evil. Therein forged a symbiotic relationship. Nemesis lived within La Spada’s boney body, constantly leeching off and consuming the pieces of maggots flesh within the Grim. In return, Nemesis follows her every command, like a pet to a master.

Nemesis' plague is the Curse of the Locusts, consuming the prey unto nothing is left.

Level 70
Strength: 41 (6 + 35 race)
Agility: 83 (48 + 35 race +5 DF)

-Movement: 81​
-Reaction: 100 (95 +5 mind)
Vitality: 82 (37 + 35 race +10 DF)
-Durability: 82​
-Stamina: 82
Haki: 81
-Armaments: 62​
-Precognition: 100​
Mind: 50 (78 -28 race)
-Medicine: 100
Doku Doku no Mi: 100


Anubis "The Jackal"
Name: Anubis "The Jackal"
Race: Mink
Age: Unknown
Height: 222 cm (7'3”)
Weight: 157 kg (350 lbs)

Position: Quartermaster of the Styx
Occupation: Undertaker
Laughing Style: Tehehehehee

Story: The protector of graves in the Underworld, tasked with the embalmment and protection of those bodies wicked. Anubis once weighed the hearts of those dammed to send them to the levels of Hell. His servitude has made hm unnaturally apathetic to all forms of evil and good, finding them trivial in the weight of the afterlife. Cast out by Osiris for rebelling for purpose, Anubis roamed the earth searching for that which made him whole, casting shadow wherever he went.

Anubis sought to with La Spada's heart, but was overcome with the wicked. The Grim cast him aside to fall back down to Hell. The dog-man held on, following La Spada thereafter to finally find purpose. Now, he serves as the Undertaker in The Spada's ships, searching for the tomb that would house him.

Anubis plague is the Curse of the Firstborn, claiming those first lineage in the ritual.

Level 70 x 5 = 350
Strength: 57 +28 (race) +5 (MA) = 90
Speed: 67 +28 (race) +5 (MA) = 100
- Reaction Speed: 100​
- Movement Speed: 100​
Vitality: 81
- Durability: 81​
- Stamina: 81​
Fighting Style: 74 +7 race = 81
- Zugaikotsu Style: 100​
- Electro: 62​
Haki: 71
- Busoshoku Haki: 61​
- Kenbunshoku Haki (Perception): 81​
 

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Zou Defense #2 @Ichimonji

Nekomamushi strode from his room, grabbing his trusty spear on the way. His attendants saw him rise and rushed to him, one of them carrying a tray of food. Before they could open their mouths to speak, he grabbed a handful of food off the plate while walking, exiting out into the open air. His room was on the very top of one of the looming buildings in the dukedom, and now he looked out over the trees and buildings that lay before him, his vantage point on the terrace was great. With graceful movements he hopped onto the ledge, partially hanging over the fall below. Without a care in the world, he turned to face his attendants before they spoke again.
Summon the Guardians, have them meet me, and see to that the room in the Whale is sealed, and no guards visible from the outside.

Without waiting for a response, the great cat mink opened up his mouth and threw his handful of assorted food into his mouth, then leapt backwards, placing his spear on his back. As he chewed it would seem as if the building grew rapidly in front of him. Suddenly trees grew along it. Instinctively he twisted his body, turning around so that his paws faced downwards, towards the ground he was rapidly approaching. Amazingly, despite both his size and the height of his fall, he landed almost softly on the ground, though it did shock several nearby minks. As he rose to his back legs again and they realized who he was, many of them bowed, while others probably wondered why he would do something so rash. He paid barely paid them any mind, striding forward, while a couple of them broke off, approaching the duke. They were of course guardians, and before they could question him what was going on, he simply gestured for them to follow.

And so it was that a few minutes, walking through the forest, leading a short retinue of loyal minks that Nekomamushi saw a figure jumping from tree to tree, needless moves that probably exerted the other mink far more than necessary, given how extravagant each movement was. With a flourish and grace that belonged in a circus, Shishilian landed next to Nekomamushi, bowing yet at the same time moving to keep up with the duke.
Duke Nekomamushi, I bring word from Lord Inuarashi, the difference in title could be construed as an insult, putting the dog above the cat, but it was likely due to the other being his superior, so Nekomamushi ignored it. He says he has felt something coming, something dangerous, though he does not know what it is. He had me and the others of the Three scout the island today, but none of us could find anything. He-

Does the old mutt think I'm an idiot?
Nekomamushi broke off the lion mink. Stopping his walk and turning to face the smaller creature, he continued speaking, seeing Shishilian wanted to protest though whether it was the insult to the duke or the interruption he did not know or care. Unless you have something to tell me I don't already know, you can head back to your master and tell him that Zou will be safe and he can sleep like the baby he is. Dismissed.

Shishilian, probably knowing better than to speak again, swung his wide brimmed hat off his head and bowed deeply once more, before disappearing upwards into the foliage again. Shaking his head, the duke simply moved on, continuing on the path he had been on before. Soon more Guardians fell in with him. He saw Blackback and Roddy, with Keith laughing as he dangled from the horns of the latter. Milky and old man Monji had come too. Good. Now, the only one missing was-

So what's the big deal? What has you two so riled up? Pedro asked, walking on his right side as if he had been there since the beginning. Good, all here. If Shishilian was loud and boisterous, the jaguar mink was silence itself when he needed to be. Yet it was a testament to how shaken Nekomamushi was that he hadn't sensed him. But there was very few as loyal as his man, and he found himself smiling as his eyes fell on the smaller feline mink.

There's something coming, though I don't know who or what. But I want to be prepared. Ah, here we are! He stopped in fromt of a humongous tree. Though it paled in comparison to the Whale, this tree was one of the largest in the Whale Forest, its middle branches hanging over the tops of nearby trees. It also sat much more central on the back of Zunisha. He turned to face the small crowd before them. I need all of you to scout Zunishas legs. A squad of 10 at each leg, with a smaller force patrolling inbetween. Should you encounter any outsiders, signal for me and refuse them access to Zou until I arrive. I will wait here in the tree, awaiting your signal. If you see any signal from the other location, leave a few to keep watch and send the rest to assist. He pulled out 8 flare guns, handing them out to the different squad leaders, before they all saluted him and headed off in separate directions. And so, left alone he pulled a hood over his head to leave his eyes in darkness as he climbed up the ancient tree, while the moon started to climb into view, though he knew better than to look at it right now.
 
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Zou Invasion Arc - #2
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Climbing Zuneshia
The Styx creaked as it swayed from side-to-side. A ship that looked dead, lifeless, barren, as was the souls of the ones inside. The flag of the Spada Pirates was emblazoned at the top, along with that infamous mist that accompanied the ship. Whether it came from the water, or La Spada's very soul, cold, no one could know. As the ship approached the shadow, Anubis stood with his arms crossed, the Egyptian headrest wore clanging softly in the wind. Deep in thought. Had he seen the place before, or had his mind run amok? The dog mink did not sense any danger - he was not ad advanced, but felt an equal chill, and this one not from The Grim.

The ship stopped short a kilometer from the massive leg. From it, a small rowboat was downed, these manned by Charon, as one would in River Styx. The elephant now clearly can into view as the ship grew closer. Zunesha's body was damaged; its ears torn, its eyes sunken into its skull, and its skin frail and weak. The legs were unnaturally very tall, walking on the sea like a kiddie pool. A pedantic existence even by La Spada's standards. The Empress' eyes, her silhouette ever ghastly, glowed yellow as they got closer. Could this possibly be? As a Historian, the pages of history was wrought with a land away from others for a thousand years. A land of others. A land of old.

Orders came with a twisted tongue of sarcasm.

[La Spada] "The top. Any who is left behind, be rot."
[Anubis] "Hmphhh...."

The Grim gave orders and stood on top of the rickety small boat, causing it to gently sway. With a quick and acrobatic leap, the woman launched herself to Zunesha's leg. Upon reaching, The Grim twisted and landed with her feet against the eg, causing her body to be horizontal, ready to fall. A green light glowed in her feet, causing the Chill of the Underworld to freeze her bone feet to the rough skin. Like so, La Spada walked upwards nonchalantly, her coat draping downward, revealing her boney body below the mafia-style attire. Indeed, weighing next to nothing, all bones, her body structure and abilities gave her a way to climb that nobody else could imitate.

Anubis, meanwhile, trailed La Spada. He climbed the hard way. Luckily, his claws gave him grapple on the rough skin. The skin was so jagged, it acted as support. The claws so small in comparison to the Titan that walked on the sea, the effects likely would be not even a tickle. The climb. The duo climbed, with The Grim's heightened Awareness present on the strange land.

The infamous La Spada, whether arrogance or confidence, led the climb.
 

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Zou Defense #3 @Ichimonji

Across the jungle floor, light as a feather upon the wind Pedro dashed. His feet made no sound as they launched him forward, his arms left no mark on the trees he used to catapult himself forward. The foliage barely stirred as he stepped through it, the birds resting in the trees above never stirred. Pedro had always found himself able to move and weave so that he could sneak to any location. It just came natural to him, no extra effort expended to move undetected.

Behind him his fellow minks were far from quiet as they rushed to their location. Pedro made it there several minutes before the others arrive, though he could hear them clearly all along. Finallly Roddy broke free from the forest line, his horns breaking off several branches of the nearby trees. Behind him a cluster of other minks he didn't know the name of followed, eagerness and wariness spread across their faces.
You stay here Roddy, hold the line and look for enemies. He tossed one of his two flares to the bull mink, before pointing towards a deer mink, one of the fastest among the group. You, come with me, we're gonna patrol from here to the back leg.

Nervous as her animal, she stepped forward, nodding to Pedro. Without another word the jaguar mink took off running, hearing the other mink leaving the larger group behind and following along the edge of the great elephant. Pedro preferred to work alone, but if he was somehow ambushed, who would alert the others? He couldn't take that risk.

Fast as they moved, the run across the elephant didn't take too long. They made it to the back leg where Monji sat calmly, surrounded by a gaggle of anxious and bored minks. The old monkey mink smiled as he saw the two of them approach.
All good here I see? Pedro asked, only waiting long enough for the other to nod, before turning around again. The deer mink followed behind, not complaining, but he could tell the constant back and forth was taxing on her. So when he made it back to Roddy's group, he switched her out for another mink, an otter mink. This went on for a while before at one moment when he neared the end of one run he saw something on Zunisha's leg.

Stopping in his tracks the jaguar mink leaned over the edge, looking down. Yes, those were definitively some humanoids climbing the leg. One of them was even walking as if the leg was a flat surface, its clothing draping below them as they made their ascent. With a swift move he whipped out the flare, aimed it towards the air above the leg, and firing. Then, he got up and started running again, faster now.

In the great tree Nekomamushi stirred, his massive frame dropping off the treebranch, falling to the ground. Without a sound he landed, leaping forwards towards the source of the flare, his dash far less caring than that of Pedro.

can you just state which leg you're climbing? I left it vague which one pedro saw you climbing. Could be either side and both front or back.
 
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The Styx followed the giant silhouette from behind, shrouded by mist. While it bore weapons that Pluton would respect, nothing that came close on pretending to damage a being that walked on water itself. Charon’s small rowboat trailed the right back leg, where the trio had started to climb. It was the only logical choice, for blitzing the front legs would make the back legs an easy threat to trample them as the elephant went on.

The one infamous as La Spada and her calamity, Anubis, climbed. In the distance, a mink appeared. Out of view but not out of mind. La Spada had her awareness at her side, and the woman propped up like a tick. La Spada's eyes widened, those yellow-slitterrible eyes glowing with soul and madness. The moment it appeared, La Spada pushed off, taking into a full sprint towards the woman.
[Anubis] "Wait, Captain! Hold on!! We do know wh-"

The unknown Anubis screamed behind her captain. He picked up the pace as well, but given he was climbing, he'd soon be left behind. The man clamored to his captain to stop - for they knew nothing about the place, at least not consciously. Something told Anubis this was not a land to sandbag. The man climbed with more fervor than ever, ever in thought as to what he would find, for his skin crawled.

The flare went up - it was too fast. Yet, La Spada aimed to catch the interloper as she made her way up to the top parts of the right back leg. Excitement would run through her veins, if she had any. Stories from history books plagued her. From a walking shadow to this...
 

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While Pedro was at a good angle to see the guests climb Zunisha's leg, it also meant he was a good distance away. It would still take a few minutes for him to reach the hip of the towering, ancient creature. He could hear the otter mink trying its best to keep up with him, but he was falling further and further behind, far more impeded by the foliage than the jaguar mink. Pedro only hoped he wasn't too late.

Monji looked upwards, seeing the glow of the flare dance upwards into the dark night, illuminating the air directly above him and bathing him in red light. Around him, the other minks started scrambling, picking up their weapons and trying to figure out where to go.
Calm, young ones, he spoke in a hushed tone, reigning in the chaos quickly. The other minks stood alert, waiting for him to continue. Settle into position, ready in case of attack. Crescent formation around the hip. I will investigate.

Some of them looked like they wanted to protest, but the old monkey mink simply smiled while gesturing at the area around them, waiting for them to array themselves. Then, with grace that belied his age he jumped forward, placing himself at the edge of Zunisha, peering over the edge. Speaking clearly and slowly, he directed his words at the unknown group approaching from below, his color of observation reaching out in a bubble around him, seeking out any suspicious movements from below.
Identify yourselves and state your business!
 
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The climb was singular. La Spada had sensed beings, and gone ahead with bloodlust. Her speed and abilities left Anubis behind, who climbed at a quicker pace, but easily trailing. The two had been serrated - the norm in the Spada Pirates. The captain, The Grim, dashed upwards. On approach, the bubble of observation around her felt many in a formation, and one in front. Now coming into view was an elderly monkey mink with long, white eyebrows and a mustache. The being was much like Anubis, a race even La Spada had seldom seen before. Was this really the place?

Suddenly, the monkeyman screamed over the great wind that blew against the decaying skin of the Great Zuneshia. There was an immediate reply, with a tint of sarcasm. Not clear enough to be obvious, but enough to feel something off.

[La Spada] "Who, little old me? Why, don't be alarmed. I'm just ah' old traveler who ha' shipwrecked. P-p-please, HELP!"

The woman raised her hands up in an apparent way to communicate peace. However, she did not stop. The Grim did not stop walking. As she grew closer, they'd see her likeness, a skeleton in a mafia-style attire, with yellow-slit eyes in the darkness. Perhaps they would recognize her: Isis La spade, bountied at 2,005,625,000. Orperhaps this country, like Wano, was too closed off to the world. La Spada's killing intent had disappeared, a move for her farce.

The woman kept approaching, before asking a question with many implications. A question born out of her relationship with Anubis and her vast Historian knowledge.

[La Spada] "Tell me, old man... is this where the humanoid furry creatures come from?"
 
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